Kinship MCQs

Kinship MCQs

These Kinship multiple-choice questions and their answers will help you strengthen your grip on the subject of Kinship. You can prepare for an upcoming exam or job interview with these 40 Kinship MCQs.
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1: They ways in which a society classifies kinship relations ____

A.   Are based strictly on biological ties

B.   Are the same in every society

C.   Are cultural and vary between societies

D.   Are the recent result of industrialization

2: ______ refers to how kinship serves as a basis for the transfer

A.   Inheritance

B.   Succession

C.   Descent

D.   Lineage

3: Which of the following terms refers to a group of kin that can trace their relations back to a common ancestor?

A.   Clan

B.   Tribe

C.   Chiefdom

D.   Matrilineage

4: What does it mean that lineages can be considered “corporate groups”?

A.   They own land and other productive resources as a unit.

B.   Clans are the original form of today’s major corporations.

C.   They are always residential units within a village.

D.   Clans ignore rules of lineage in favor of profit.

5: The Korean village of Pine Tree emphasizes patrilineality. Who receives inheritance of a family’s property?

A.   The inheritance is divided equally among all children.

B.   The inheritance goes mostly to the eldest son.

C.   The inheritance is divided equally among the sons.

D.   The inheritance goes entirely to the village commons.

6: While rules about descent may be contested and change over time, which of the following lineage system has been most common in the United States?

A.   Patrilineal descent

B.   Bilateral descent

C.   Matrilineal descent

D.   Triple descent

7: In a ______ kinship system, a wife lives with her husband’s family after marriage.

A.   Matrilocal

B.   Transmigrant

C.   Patrilocal

D.   Double descent

8: When a society uses different terminology to distinguish between kindred relationships, such as mother or mother-in-law, this means ______.

A.   That they always have different lineage relations

B.   They are likely not related to each other

C.   They do not have an established lineage system

D.   They serve different social roles in the kinship system

A.   Blood type

B.   Marriage

C.   Descent

D.   Adoption

10: In anthropological terms, the side of the family is used to distinguish which aspect of kinship?

A.   Relatives of the mother from relatives of the father

B.   Whether or not a person is considered part of the kin

C.   Whether someone is consanguineal or affinal kin

D.   If the person is suitable for marriage in to the kin

11: The term cross-cousins describes the children of someone’s ______.

A.   Mother’s brother

B.   Father’s brother

C.   Mother’s mother

D.   Father’s father

12: Which kinship system described by Lewis Henry Morgan is most associated with ambilineality and ambilocality?

A.   Hawaiian

B.   Sudanese

C.   Eskimo

D.   Omaha

13: Which of the following of Lewis Henry Morgan’s kinship systems is matrilineal?

A.   Eskimo

B.   Omaha

C.   Crow

D.   Sudanese

14: Which of the kinship systems outlined by Henry Louis Morgan is most like the ones commonly found in industrial and postindustrial societies today?

A.   Hawaiian

B.   Eskimo

C.   Iroquois

D.   Crow

15: Which of the following kinship descriptions is a means of distinguishing between a mother’s kin and a father’s kin within the same family?

A.   Consanguineal kin

B.   Side of the family

C.   Affinal kin

D.   Relative age

16: Relatives by marriage; in-laws refer to _____

A.   Kin

B.   Affinal

C.   Descent

D.   Any of these

17: A form of bilateral descent in which an individual may choose to affiliate with either their father’s or mother’s descent group is known as_____

A.   Multilineal Descent

B.   Ambilineal Descent

C.   Matrilineal Descent

D.   Patrilineal Descent

18: A principle of classifying kin under which similar kinship terms are used for the mother’s side of the family and the father’s side of the family is known as Bifurcation.

A.   True

B.   False

19: System of descent under which individuals are equally affiliated with their mother’s and their father’s descent group is known as Bilateral Descent.

A.   True

B.   False

A.   Caste

B.   Clan

C.   Social group

D.   Both a and b

21: Collateral Kin is a kin descended from _____ ancestor but not in a direct ascendant or descendant line.

A.   Common

B.   Similar

C.   Diverse

D.   Any of these

22: Consanguineal describes relations by descent.

A.   True

B.   False

23: Cross-Cousins means the children of a parent’s _____ of the opposite sex.

A.   Cousins

B.   Siblings

C.   Children

D.   All of these

24: Descent is the culturally established affiliation between a child and _____

A.   One parent

B.   Both parents

C.   Siblings

D.   Both a and b

25: Descent Group is a group of kin who are descendants of a common ancestor, extending beyond _____ generations.

A.   One

B.   Two

C.   Three

D.   Four

A.   Double Descent

B.   Triple Descent

C.   Multiple Descent

D.   None of these

27: A rule specifying that a person must marry outside a particular group is known as _____

A.   Exogamy

B.   Polygamy

C.   Endogamy

D.   Both a and b

28: Inheritance is the transfer of _____ between generations.

A.   Genes

B.   Property

C.   Health

D.   Both a and b

A.   Kindred

B.   Lineage

C.   Lineal kin

D.   None of these

30: Kinship is a culturally defined relationship established on the basis of _____

A.   Descent ties

B.   Marriage

C.   Sexual relations

D.   Both a and b

31: Kinship is the totality of _____ in a society.

A.   Kin relations

B.   Kin groups

C.   Terms for classifying kin

D.   All of these

32: The words used to identify different categories of kin in a particular culture refers to Kinship Terminology.

A.   True

B.   False

33: Lineage is a group of kin whose members trace descent from_____ ancestor.

A.   Known common

B.   Unknown common

C.   Known different

D.   Unknown different

A.   Single broken

B.   Multiple broken

C.   Single unbroken

D.   Multiple unbroken

35: Matrilineage is a lineage formed by descent in the _____ line.

A.   Male

B.   Female

C.   Both

D.   None

36: Matrilineal Descent is a rule that affiliates a person to kin of both sexes through _____ only.

A.   Males

B.   Females

C.   Both

D.   None

37: Matrilocal Residence is a system of residence in which a husband lives with or near his wife’s kin_____

A.   Before marriage

B.   After marriage

C.   During wedding days

D.   The whole life

38: Any system of descent in which both the father’s and mother’s lineages have equal claim to the individual is known as _____

A.   Unilineal Descent

B.   Nonunilineal Descent

C.   Multilineal Descent

D.   None of these

39: Parallel Cousins are children of a parent’s _____

A.   Same sex siblings

B.   Opposite sex siblings

C.   Same sex children

D.   Opposite sex children

40: Patrilineage is a lineage formed by descent in the _____ line.

A.   Male

B.   Female

C.   Both

D.   None

41: Patrilineal Descent is a rule that affiliates a person to kin of both sexes through _____ only.

A.   Males

B.   Females

C.   Both

D.   None

42: Patrilocal is a system of residence in which the bride and her _____ live with her husband’s family after marriage.

A.   Parents

B.   Siblings

C.   Children

D.   All of these

43: A form of sociopolitical organization in which multiple descent groups (usually patrilineages) form at different levels and function in same contexts is known as Segmentary Lineage System.

A.   True

B.   False

44: The transfer of office or social position between generations is known as _____

A.   Lineage

B.   Inheritance

C.   Succession

D.   None of these

45: Transmigrants are the mmigrants who maintain close relations with their _____ countries.

A.   Home

B.   Native

C.   Refugee

D.   Both a and b

46: He pattern of close ties and frequent visits by immigrants to their home countries is known as_____

A.   Immigration

B.   Internationalism

C.   Traninternationalism

D.   Transnationalism

A.   Unilineal Descent

B.   Ambilineal Descent

C.   Multilineal Descent

D.   Both a and b